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Wash n Go ladies...how many products do you use at once?

tabbysuetabbysue Posts: 122Registered Users
Happy Holidays ladies!

How many products do you use for your wash n gos? Right now I use a leave-in, styler, moisturizer, and gel. Eventually I also want to incorporate a light oil as well and I'm just wondering if I'm using to many products.
Shampoo: TJ Tea Tree Tingle (only to remove buildup)
Co-wash/Detangler: Suave Naturals Conditioner
Leave-in/Styler: Uncle Funky's Curly Magic
2nd day refresher: Uncle Funky's Thirsty Curls
Routine: Wash and Go
Porosity: Normal-High
Texture: Fine/Thin and Kinky
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    tabbysue wrote: »
    Happy Holidays ladies!

    How many products do you use for your wash n gos? Right now I use a leave-in, styler, moisturizer, and gel. Eventually I also want to incorporate a light oil as well and I'm just wondering if I'm using to many products.

    It depends on the dewpoint and the line I'm using. On average though, two products (LI and a gel). For 2+ day hair I then incorporate the oil, pomade, or cream to maintain everything.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    From shampoo or co-wash through gel - 5 or 6:
    cowashor shampoo
    conditioner or DT, then butter or oil product over that, and rinse
    Pre-leave in (usually Abba Pure Gentle)
    Leave in or Styler
    Gel
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  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
    tabbysue wrote: »
    Happy Holidays ladies!

    How many products do you use for your wash n gos? Right now I use a leave-in, styler, moisturizer, and gel. Eventually I also want to incorporate a light oil as well and I'm just wondering if I'm using to many products.

    It depends on the dewpoint and the line I'm using. On average though, two products (LI and a gel). For 2+ day hair I then incorporate the oil, pomade, or cream to maintain everything.

    +1

    But during the winter months(-15 dewpoint today), I do LI, oil & top w/gel.
    Storm BC'd 12/30/09 (my gorgeous dd), low porosity, thick density, medium-coarse texture?, elasticity ?
    Mom BC'd 5/31/10, fine texture, low porosity, normal density, low elasticity
    Last relaxer, July 2008
    Hair Type: HUMAN
    Our HGs: Hair steamer, KCCC, AOHSR, generic conditioning balm conditioner
    other products:FSG, KT, EO condish, KBBHN, EWNOC, DMBC, DMDCC, NG, EVOO, Almond Oil, Maha Bhringol oil, Henna & Ayurvedic powders
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    tabbysue wrote: »
    Happy Holidays ladies!

    How many products do you use for your wash n gos? Right now I use a leave-in, styler, moisturizer, and gel. Eventually I also want to incorporate a light oil as well and I'm just wondering if I'm using to many products.

    It depends on the dewpoint and the line I'm using. On average though, two products (LI and a gel). For 2+ day hair I then incorporate the oil, pomade, or cream to maintain everything.

    +1

    But during the winter months(-15 dewpoint today), I do LI, oil & top w/gel.

    -15!? Sheesh!! Yeah you need to seal your hair tighter than the Pentagon!! LOL!
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    I only wash and go in the warmer months so that I don't have to use so many products at once. When I used to w/g during the winter, I used lots of products to combact the dryness.

    Here's what I currently do

    Wash day:
    1. wash with conditioner (or shampoo if needed)
    2. condition (or deep condition if needed)
    3. leave in
    4. buttery product on ends
    5. gel

    On the off chance that I do a w/g in the winter, then it goes to this:

    1. wash with conditioner
    2. condition
    3. leave in (lighter leave in to help absorb the water)
    4. Oil/heavier leave in mix over length of hair (to seal in moisture)
    5. heavier buttery/creamy styler
    6. gel (if needed, but usually skip in winter)
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    The routine is the same for me summer or winter but the products may change based on what I need ingredient-wise.

    After shampoo & conditioner I use: LI, Sealer (buttery creamy product), Gel

    I don't know what category to put AOMM or KC Spiral Spritz. I use it for extra definition and in my routine it looks like: KCSS/AOMM, LI, Sealer, Gel
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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  • projectdanielleprojectdanielle Posts: 545Registered Users
    Currently I use My Honeychild Type 3 Cream topped with Komaza Coconut Hair Pudding. I get soft touchable hold. During the summer, I pretty much only use Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer.
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  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users

    It depends on the dewpoint and the line I'm using. On average though, two products (LI and a gel). For 2+ day hair I then incorporate the oil, pomade, or cream to maintain everything.

    +1

    But during the winter months(-15 dewpoint today), I do LI, oil & top w/gel.

    -15!? Sheesh!! Yeah you need to seal your hair tighter than the Pentagon!! LOL!

    Yeah, Minnesota winters are no joke. We're not called the icebox of the nation for nothing--lol.
    Storm BC'd 12/30/09 (my gorgeous dd), low porosity, thick density, medium-coarse texture?, elasticity ?
    Mom BC'd 5/31/10, fine texture, low porosity, normal density, low elasticity
    Last relaxer, July 2008
    Hair Type: HUMAN
    Our HGs: Hair steamer, KCCC, AOHSR, generic conditioning balm conditioner
    other products:FSG, KT, EO condish, KBBHN, EWNOC, DMBC, DMDCC, NG, EVOO, Almond Oil, Maha Bhringol oil, Henna & Ayurvedic powders
  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    1. co-wash/clarify & condition
    2. Gel-
    Long Aid in the summer
    KCCC or DB's new curling cream gel in the winter

    After two years of being natural, I am still looking for a leave-in that my hair likes.
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    Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
    Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
    Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

    Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    3. Leave in, oil mix, styler/moisturizer.
    big chop: 03/09/2010.
    modified cg.
    medium/coarse | dense | normal porosity | 4b/3c with random sprinkles of 4a.

  • rosscdrosscd Posts: 464Registered Users
    First of all great thread. I thought I was crazy for having 4 steps, but they guarantee great hair days.

    I use leave in, styler, curl cream, then gel

    Everytime I try another combo, I get frizzy frizz..

    If I am rocking a fluffy fro then no gel.
    4a Curly :icon_smile:

    Been natural since Jan 09. BCing is my thing!! Love to keep a tight TWA!

    My Staples:
    CJ Smoothing Conitioner, CJ Daily Fix,Cherry Lola Treatment, CJ CCCC, CJ Smoothing Lotion, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Majic, KCCC, Eco Blue and KMF UMG
  • rosscdrosscd Posts: 464Registered Users
    My bad... dup
    4a Curly :icon_smile:

    Been natural since Jan 09. BCing is my thing!! Love to keep a tight TWA!

    My Staples:
    CJ Smoothing Conitioner, CJ Daily Fix,Cherry Lola Treatment, CJ CCCC, CJ Smoothing Lotion, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Majic, KCCC, Eco Blue and KMF UMG
  • dc05dc05 Posts: 275Registered Users
    Just two. I very rarely do wash n go's.. .I experiment with them but don't wear them out...

    Leave in (shea moisture curl smoothie)
    Gel (eco styler on top of the smoothie)...
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Two or three. Usually just a LI and styler, but I'm adding an oil for my growth goals...
    Sometimes I just use one (usually a curl creme or LI), and if my styler stinks and I need a gel on top it can get up to four. But two is my usual.
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  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    Just two EVOO or sweet almond oil then I add a creamy butter or a product (like the old Afroveda Curl Define or whipped cream by curls) .
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    After a cowash it's LI, Oil (Castor, Shea, or Olive) then Aloe Vera Gel.

    But lately I've been doing more twistouts. I get fewer SSKs than with WandGs.
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  • curlykinkynfrizzy?curlykinkynfrizzy? Posts: 321Registered Users
    I only use 2: reg condish as my LI and a butter (used to use avocado butter) or gel (usually ecostyler olive oil). Or sometimes just conditioner only. I'm too lazy to go through all those steps and I don't like a lot of stuff in my hair... I have a slight phobia of buildup lol.
  • korkscrewqtkorkscrewqt Posts: 96Registered Users
    Usually 3. 2 conditioners + butter for sealing. Or 1 conditioner + activator gel + butter for sealing.
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  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Dang :shock:

    I use two products to wash and go. A slippery conditioner and curl activator gel. I can make it work with only my LongAid but the slippery condish makes for an easier application of the curl activator.
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Three. Leave-in, oil, styler
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Uh, three.

    Leave In: KCNT
    Oil: Jojoba on the whole strand and EVOO on the ends.
    Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil)

    I'm still looking for a butter that I can find on the ground; the oil does the trick, but I would feel better with something a bit thicker in my hair.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Uh, three.

    Leave In: KCNT
    Oil: Jojoba on the whole strand and EVOO on the ends.
    Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil)

    I'm still looking for a butter that I can find on the ground; the oil does the trick, but I would feel better with something a bit thicker in my hair.
    Random...Have you tried Castor Oil? It is noticeably thicker than the oils you currently use and is available on the ground.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    Uh, three.

    Leave In: KCNT
    Oil: Jojoba on the whole strand and EVOO on the ends.
    Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil)

    I'm still looking for a butter that I can find on the ground; the oil does the trick, but I would feel better with something a bit thicker in my hair.
    Random...Have you tried Castor Oil? It is noticeably thicker than the oils you currently use and is available on the ground.

    Actually I haven't. Is it extremely heavy? And is there a particular brand that you would recommend?
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    Uh, three.

    Leave In: KCNT
    Oil: Jojoba on the whole strand and EVOO on the ends.
    Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil)

    I'm still looking for a butter that I can find on the ground; the oil does the trick, but I would feel better with something a bit thicker in my hair.
    Random...Have you tried Castor Oil? It is noticeably thicker than the oils you currently use and is available on the ground.

    Actually I haven't. Is it extremely heavy? And is there a particular brand that you would recommend?
    Not extremely, but like I say you can notice how much heavier (more viscous) it is than grapeseed , etc, just by putting some on your finger. I like Heritage Products Organic Castor Oil, but I cannot get it on the ground and can never seem to get it online anymore lately. I am now using NOW Foods brand castor oil, which I can find in health food stores or Jamaican Black Castor Oil from several websites (jamaicanoils.com, jamaicanblackcastoroil.com). In a pinch last week I was in North Carolina and needed some castor oil and I used the kind you get at Walmart in the laxative section. It was fine but I do prefer the food-grade NOW Foods or the JBCO. I use castor oil for oil cleansing my face, add it to some deep conditioner treatments, massage my scalp with it (mixed with other oils), mixed with hempseed oil to seal in moisture after my leave-in and before my styler, and for internal use.
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    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Thanks.

    I'll definitely look into Castor Oil. Do you think they might carry it in like a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's?
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Most definitely at Whole Foods (in the whole body section). And like I say don't sleep on WalMart (it's a small bottle for about $3 if you just want to try) . Also if you have any natural foods type place near you (Henry's, Sprouts, Vitamin Shoppe, etc) it is in the Personal Care section.
    4a/3c curls
    Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
    Ayurvedic herbs are the TRUTH
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  • curlyclo89curlyclo89 Posts: 173Registered Users
    2-3

    Leave-in (KCKT)
    EVOO
    sometimes gel
    :sunny: 3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii


  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Posts: 784Registered Users
    Usually 2-3.
    Leave in/curl cream/gel(sometimes)
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  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    i use either a leave-in,moisturizer, and gel, or a leave-in, moisturizer, and butter.
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    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    2 products: LI then styler
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    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
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